Model Engineer's Handbook
by Tubal Cain

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

Softcover
150 x 210mm
204pp

R.R.P.$24.90

ISBN 978-185486-134-4

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Extract from back cover of book:

All professional engineers have a little book in which they jot down those notes of fact, figures and formulae which they feel that they are likely to need on future occasions. It is more convenient to look up one's own record than to wade through a lot of associated, but irrelevent material, especially as this may involve a trip to a reference library. Over a period of years, the contents of such notebooks grow to cover a wealth of vital information and the time saved can be considerable.

During his professional career, Tubal Cain filled three such books and, as a lifelong model engineer, he is in a unique position to select (and add to) the material most useful to the amateur engineer. The book also contains helpful explanations of the whys and hows of using many of the entries.

Model Engineer's Handbook comprises a compilation of those tables, facts, procedures and data which the author himself found valuable in his model engineering activities and it provides a real mine of information to which you will return again and again. Not the least of its attributes is the use, where appropriate, of data and calculations in both Imperial and Sl units, so that all generations of model engineers can feel at home.

In this third edition, all the existing data has been updated or rearranged for greater clarity and much new matter has been added to provide an even more comprehensive reference book, indispensable to the expert and beginner alike.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial & Metric

Contents

Preface

Section 1 - SI UNITS AND METRICATION
SI Units
Units of the ISO System
Conversion Factors
Inch/Millimetre Conversion Tables
Conversion Factors
Former Imperial Measures

Section 2 - WORKSHOP CALCULATIONS
Use of Logarithms
The Slide Rule
Functions of Angles
Logarithmic Graphs
Mathematical Tables
Areas of Circles
Preferred Numbers
Trigonometry
Volume of Spheres and Balls
Useful Constants
Useful Formulae

Section 3 - STANDARD TAPERS AND COLLETS
Tables of Tapers and Angles
Taper Shanks - Morse, B & S, RS and I.T.
Jacobs Chuck Arbor Tapers
Threaded Drill Chucks
Split Collets
Dimensions of Clarkson Screwed Shank Endmills
Dimensions of Myford Series 7 Mandrel Nose
Coned Shaft Ends

Section 4 - SCREW THREADS
Screw Threads and Screwcutting
Tables of Tapping Drills for BSW, BSF, Model Engineer, Unified, Whitworth, BA and Metric Threads Hexagon Nut and Bolt-Head Dimensions

Section 5 - WORKSHOP PRACTICE
Cutting Tools
Cutting Speeds
Machinability Groups
Centre-Lathe Cutting Speeds
Drills
Gauge and Letter Size Equivalents
Drill Points
Speeds for Drilling
Micro-Drills
Dimensions of Combination Centre Drills
Milling
Cutting Fluids
Wheels for Tool-Grinders
Fits and Surface Finish

Section 6 - METAL JOINING
Brazing and Soft Soldering
General Data on Brazing and Soldering Alloys
Engineering Adhesives

Section 7 - PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
Note on Steel Specification Numbers
Rapid Guide to Steel Selection
Workshop Identification of Materials
The Spark Test
Strength of Engineering Materials
Average Properties of Engineering Materials
Conversion Table, Metric, Imperial and SI Units of Stress
Hardening of Tool Steel
Colour and Temperature
Specific Weight and Density of Materials
Weight of Sheet Metal
Weight of Barstock
Wire and Sheet - Imperial (SWG) Dimensions
Metric Dimensions for Engineering Materials

Section 8 - STEAM AND THE STEAM ENGINE
Properties of Steam
The Steam Tables
Steam in the Steam Engine
The Slide Valve Diagram
Indicator Diagrams

Section 9 - AIR AND GASES
Summary of the Gas Laws
The Gas Equations
Heating, Compression and Expansion
Work Done

Section 10 - BOILER WORK
Boiler Steaming Rates
Boiler Making
Safety Valves
Boiler Testing
Boiler Materials

Section 11 - PISTON AND GLAND SEALS
'O' Rings
Piston Rings

Section 12 - ELECTRICAL MEMORANDA
Colour Codes
Fuses
Cable Sizes
Characteristics of Small Electric Motors
FHP Motor Connections
Motor Protection
General Points on Motor Installation
Restoring Sulphated Accumulators

Section 13 - GENERAL
Spring Design
Leaf Springs
Gear Teeth
Sound
Safe Load in Screws and Bolts
Strength of High-Tensile Socket Head Machine Screws
Foundry Data
Eccentric Turning in the 3-Jaw Chuck
Belt Drives
Heating Values of Average Fuels
Model Railway Wheel and Gauge Standards
Coefficients of Thermal Expansion and Melting Points
Size of Woodscrews
Coach Screws
Keys and Keyways
Thermocouples
Proportions of Traditional Ball Handles
Standard Lifting Eyebolts
Pipe Flanges
Size of Clock Keys

Index